Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-02-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2
Share |

Toilet Plumbing question..

Ok I have some toilets from back in the early 80's so the older style tank setup.. My question is can I upgrade the tank guts to the new style stuff?

My tank setup looks very close to this....

I was looking at one of the complete kits that come in a green box at Lowes and costs around $40..

Last edited by okcjeeper; 11-02-2008 at 08:40 PM.
okcjeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 07:24 AM   #2
Long-Time DIYer
Mike Swearingen's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: On Albemarle Sound In Northeastern NC
Posts: 1,460

Toilet Plumbing question..

Unless the toilet tank is leaking between the tank and the base, all that you should need to replace are the fill valve and flapper. Get a Fluidmaster 400A fill valve with a flapper (bubble pack). It comes with easy illustrated installation instructions.
Good Luck!
Mike Swearingen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2

Toilet Plumbing question..

Good deal..I'll head to Lowes and grab one..Will make fixing the nasty noise the fill valve makes..Thanks for the help.
okcjeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 06:36 PM   #4
Man of many hats
wrangler's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 489

Toilet Plumbing question..

Not only should it eliminate the noise, but also the neccessity for that brick you have in there!
Man of many hats
wrangler is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help me check my logic on clogged drain and overflowing toilet Southlake_Ed Plumbing 10 01-05-2010 07:52 PM
Framing Question: How thick the wall that carries plumbing? jaes Carpentry 5 06-18-2008 05:39 PM
Code Question: Electrical and plumbing ELurie Electrical 2 08-22-2007 08:55 PM
plumbing stack question vinman Plumbing 2 08-03-2006 06:02 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.